EUA Council for Doctoral Education

New EUA-CDE report - Postdoctoral researchers at European universities: profiles, roles and institutional support structures

18 March 2024

EUA-CDE has published a new report on the findings of the 2023 Thematic Peer Group on “Profiles and institutional support for postdoctoral researchers”.

The report outlines the conclusions of the third EUA-CDE Thematic Peer Group. With findings gathered from 28 universities in 16 European countries, this publication reflects the group’s discussions concerning the current state of play and the most pressing issues faced by postdoctoral researchers.

This report addresses existing institutional support in place for the postdoctoral community, discusses new strategies, provides examples of good practices and suggests possible ways forward for European universities on how to improve the postdoctoral experience.